Lomé, Togo, 15 October 2016: African Heads of State and Government have adopted and signed the African Charter on Maritime Security, Safety and Development on Saturday, 15 October 2016 at the Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government. The adoption of the Charter followed recommendations for its adoption made by the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) and the Executive Council Sessions, which were held from 11-14 October 2016.
Your Excellency Mr. Idriss Déby Itno, President of the Republic of Chad and Chairperson of the African Union;
Your Excellency Mr. Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe, President of the Togolese Republic and our gracious host;
Your Excellencies – Heads of State and Government of AU Member States
Excellencies AU Commissioners
Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Dr. Carlos Lopez
LOME SUMMIT- TOGO
’’SIDE EVENT ON AFRICAN MARITIME INTERESTS”
"The involvement of Authentic Interests of African maritime Industry :
An asset for optimizing the security issue and the development of blue economy"
Lomé, Togo, 13 October 2016: “The economic value of the Blue Economy for Africa is estimated at over one trillion US Dollars, with hundreds of thousands of job opportunities for young African women and men”. Although exports and imports are processed through our oceans, seas and waterways, we are not receiving the requiste benefits, including the jobs.”